Friday, 03 February 2023

England Top-order batsmen suspended for two matches

England Top-order batsmen suspended for two matches

Opener the England batter, Jason Roy, has been handed a two-match ban which is suspended for 12 months subject to good behavior, while he has also been asked to pay a fine of GBP 2,500 by March 31.

The England Cricket Board has not disclosed the reasons for sanctions apart from stating that Jason Roy "has admitted a charge of conducting himself in a manner which may be prejudicial to the interest of game or which may bring the game of cricket, the ECB and himself into disgrace, in breach of ECB Directive 3.3."

Usually, the Cricket Discipline Committee (CDC) - the body which conducts disciplinary proceedings - publishes full written reasons for any action taken. However, their guidelines allow them to refrain from doing so when the CDC determines that "for any reason that it is appropriate that they should only be published in part or not published at all."

England Top order batsmen suspended for two matches 1Twitter image: @ECB_cricket

Said the statement.

"Following a whole disciplinary hearing at which all available proof was heard, the Disciplinary Panel ruled that Mr. Roy should: (i) be suspended for next two England matches for which he is fit for selection, but that such suspension be suspends for 12 months dependent on good behavior; and (ii) pay a fine of 2,500 GBP by March 31, 2022,"

In January, Roy last played for England during their defeat in the T20I series against West Indies. He later participated in the playing for Quetta Gladiators in PSL. Still, He backed out of his IPL stint with the Gujarat Titans, stating that the cricket in the pandemic impose bio-bubbles had taken charge of him over the last three years and that Roy wanted to spend time with his family.

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